Concerned Citizens Attend Taxpayers’ Night

Nearly 300 of Baltimore City residents attended City Council President Jack Young’s Taxpayers’ Night to address members of the City Council about the mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. Held at the War Memorial Building...

Teens Open Youth Center to Curb Violence

After almost a decade, the dream of nine Baltimore City teens to create a safe haven for youth has come true. The grand opening of The Dream House was held on May 8, marking...

Alpha Kappa Alpha to Host Healthy FITT Fair

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are attacking the growing problem of childhood obesity through their Healthy Fitness Involving Teens and Tweens (Healthy FITT) Fair on May 15. Students will participate in discussions...

Baltimore Unveils ‘Ray Lewis Way’

Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis has been a stabilizing symbol throughout his tenure in the city since being drafted in 1996. After 14 years of dominating the NFL, Lewis is easily the most recognizable...

Mayor Honors Baltimore City Moms

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hosted the 4th Annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms luncheon, which she founded while serving as City Council president. The 25 Top Neighborhood moms were nominated by their...

Black Cop Assaulted in ‘Hate Crime’

A White male who allegedly attacked a Black Baltimore City police officer was charged with a hate crime and first-degree assault yesterday morning. James Kimble, 20, of Harford County is in jail on $1 million...

Freda Lewis Hall to Speak at Coppin Commencement

Maryland native Freda Lewis-Hall is a psychiatrist recognized for her “scientific achievement, patient health advocacy, and government service,” and on May 23, she will share her knowledge with Coppin State University’s graduating class of...

Council Committee Pushes Beverage Tax Forward

With a 4-1 vote, the Baltimore City Council’s Finance Committee advanced part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Comprehensive Plan on Monday. Her proposed 4-cent surcharge on beverage containers will be voted on by the entire...

Councilwoman Clarke Proposes Living Wage Bill

In 1994, Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke sponsored a bill that made Baltimore City the first city in the country to require a living wage for all city workers and contractors. If she has her...

IndyCar Grand Prix Coming to Baltimore

A five-year agreement was finalized with Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) today to allow an IndyCar® ‘Baltimore Grand Prix’ street-racing event around the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards in August of 2011.  The more than 100,000...

For Same-Sex Couples, Cost of Marriage Recognition Remains Unclear

ANNAPOLIS - After 20 years and two children together, Silver Spring couple Ellen Kahn and Julie Drizin married in Washington in March, just days after the city began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Under...

Education Officials Discuss NCLB Reauthorization

A month after the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), city and state officials gathered in Baltimore for a panel discussion on what that reform would...
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